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May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
8:30 pm
Bloomington Poetry Slam Featuring Tim Stafford Hosted by Andrea M. Sterling and Sully Music by DJ Good Peoples $5 18+ Join your local wordsmiths for a night of poetry, libations, and passion! The night will begin with an open mic … Continue reading
The Bishop
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
First Sunday Prose Reading and Open Mic Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington “Home Front” a play by Tonia Matthew Table reading followed by discussion Readers include Joan Hawkins, Shayne Laughter, Tonia Matthew, Kyle Quass and Eric Rensberger, Come … Continue reading
Monore County Public Library room 1C
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Players Pub Spoken Word Series Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Featuring the Reservoir Dogwoods poetry troupe: Jason Ammerman, Tony Brewer, Matthew Jackson, and Matt Hart with his band NEVERNEW $5 cover (added to your tab) There will also … Continue reading
Players Pub
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Writing Your Life Story Presented by the Monroe County Public Library in partnership with the Writers Guild at Bloomington No other story will be more important to your family than the one you share about yourself. This workshop covers how … Continue reading
Monroe County Public Library room 2B
3:00 pm
WG Monthly Business Meeting Saturday, May 19 3-4:30 pm Monroe County Public Library, room 214 303 E Kirkwood Ave Catch all the latest news with the movers and shakers at the Writers Guild! Participate!
Monroe County Public Library, room 214
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Third Sunday Write! Our writing workshop is back! Stretch your writing muscles with prompts, exercises and activities. Open to all WG members this drop in, generative workshop is led by local writers on the third Sunday of every month from … Continue reading
Monroe County Publi Library room 214
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Last Sunday Poetry Reading and Open Mic Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington With guest readers Michael Luis Dauro and Rachel Ronquillo Gray. Followed by an Open Mic! Michael Luis Dauro is a Canto Mundista living in Bloomington, Indiana. … Continue reading
monroe country convention center
5:00 pm
Limestone Post Art Show & Print Edition Release Party FREE Bloomington’s unofficial summer kick-off begins on Friday, June 1, with a number of events during Gallery Walk at the growing arts community at the intersection of West 4th and South … Continue reading
IFELL Gallery
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
Fountain Square Poetry Series Presented by Writers Guild at Bloomington Sponsored by By Hand Gallery Featuring poets Pauletta Hansel, Jelani Ince, Maurisa Li-A-Ping, and Lisa Low with musician Brandon Pfeiffer Hosted by Lisa Kwong Free Admission Pauletta Hansel is author … Continue reading
Fountain Square Mall
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
IU Writers Conference Faculty Readings FREE June 2 Chanelle Benz, Ife-Chudeni Oputa, Alison Gaylin June 3 Matthew Klam, Jason Katzenstein June 4 Kiese Laymon, Ada Limón
Bloomington Playwrights Project
2:00 pm
The Art of Mystery Writing: A Panel with Sisters in Crime, Speed City Chapter Presented by the Monroe County Public Library FREE Sisters in Crime presents a panel discussion featuring the Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization … Continue reading
Monroe County Public Library room 2B
4:30 pm
REACH – Reframing Experience Through the Power of Writing Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Three poets, Janine Harrison, Colleen Wells and Laura Madeline Wiseman will give a reading of the braided prose-poem Reach, followed by discussion and Q&A. … Continue reading
Monroe County Public Library auditoirum
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Players Pub Spoken Word Series Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington $5 cover (added to your tab) There will also be an open mic. Featuring Jasper Wirtshafter, Nick Wort (South Bend), and Krista Cox (South Bend) with music by … Continue reading
Players Pub
2:00 pm
Indie Publishing: The Pros & Cons of Going It on Your Own Presented by the Monroe County Public Library and the Writers Guild at Bloomington FREE Publishing your own work used to be a sign you had no other options, … Continue reading
Monroe County Public Library
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Third Sunday Write! Our writing workshop is back! Stretch your writing muscles with prompts, exercises and activities. Open to all WG members this drop in, generative workshop is led by local writers on the third Sunday of every month from … Continue reading
Monroe County Publi Library room 214
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Players Pub Spoken Word Series Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Featuring Lisa Kwong (poetry + fiction), Mike Wehner (fiction), T.K. Williams (poetry) with multimedia by Valeria DeCastro and Madam Marvelous $5 There will also be an open mic. … Continue reading
Players Pub
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Third Sunday Write! Our writing workshop is back! Stretch your writing muscles with prompts, exercises and activities. This is open to all Writers Guild members. Not a Writers Guild member yet? No problem, just click on JOIN at the toP … Continue reading
Monroe County Publi Library room 214
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
12:00 pm
Reader’s Radar Hits the Airwaves PROGRAM PREMIERE Wednesday, July 18 indianapublicmedia.org New Episodes posted bi-monthly Longtime Writers Guild Member and current Guild Secretary Shayne Laughter is onto something exciting — a podcast created at WFIU Public Radio. READER’S RADAR will … Continue reading
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
WG Potluck Social & Open Mic Lower Cascades Park Waterfall Shelter (the smaller one … with a waterfall) Bring a dish to share and some writing to read in the Open Mic. Enjoy meeting other WG members at this casual … Continue reading
Lower Cascade Park Waterfall Shelter
2:00 pm
Life Writing: Vignettes, Dialogue and Scenes A Partnership with the Writers Guild at Bloomington. Think of writing your life story as a quilt with many parts: it does not matter where you begin as long as you keep working and … Continue reading
Monroe County Public Library, Room 2A
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington With guest readers Denise Breeden-Ost and PDNVCH. Open Mic follows the guest readers.
Monroe County Public Library room 2A
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Players Pub Spoken Word Series Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Featuring Gilbert Ndahayo (poetry), Hiromi Yoshida (poetry), T.K. Williams (poetry) with music by Sitar Outreach Ministry (psychedelic sitar) $5 There will also be an open mic. GILBERT NDAHAYO … Continue reading
Players Pub
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Third Sunday Write! Our writing workshop is back! Stretch your writing muscles with prompts, exercises and activities. This is open to all Writers Guild members. Not a Writers Guild member yet? No problem, just click on JOIN at the toP … Continue reading
Monroe County Publi Library room 214
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
WG Monthly Business Meeting Saturday, August 25 3-4:30 pm Monroe County Public Library, room 214 303 E Kirkwood Ave Catch all the latest news with the movers and shakers at the Writers Guild!
Monroe County Public Library room 214
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Last Sunday Poetry Reading and Open Mic Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington With guest readers Lisa Kwong and PDVNCH Followed by an Open Mic It’s all free! Free parking in the back too. Lisa Kwong is an AppalAsian … Continue reading
monroe country convention center
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Spoken Word Stage at 4th Street Arts Festival Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Supported in part by the Bloomington Arts Commission Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 1: 10am – 6pm Sunday, September 2: 10am – 5pm Intersection of … Continue reading
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
Tracy K. Smith Reading Reading and Conversation with Adrian Matejka FREE Tracy K. Smith, now in her second term as Poet Laureate of the United States, writes poems of beauty and challenge, both “mysterious and utterly lucid,” in the words … Continue reading
Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center, Grand Hall
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Players Pub Spoken Word Series Sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington Featuring Tom Hastings (poetry), Tracy Mishkin (poetry), Zilia Balkansky-Sellés (poetry & prose) Music by Quass/Stone $5 cover (added to your tab) There will also be an open mic. TRACY MISHKIN is a call center veteran with … Continue reading
Players Pub
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Third Sunday Write! Our writing workshop is back! Stretch your writing muscles with prompts, exercises and activities. This is open to all Writers Guild members. Not a Writers Guild member yet? No problem, just click on JOIN at the toP … Continue reading
Monroe County Publi Library room 214
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
5:00 pm
Ekphrasis at The Venue Sponsored by The Venue Fine Art & Gifts BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Sunday, September 16 and Sunday, September 23 5 pm The Venue 114 S. Grant Street FREE Once a year at The Venue we have an … Continue reading
The Venue

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